Universal Health Coverage - IPPF Capability Statement

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of themselves and their family, including medical care and necessary social services. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means all people obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship, and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is an integral part of this. SRHR has often been neglected in discussions on UHC, which fail to recognize that reaching UHC is only possible if the unique health needs of women and girls are met.